3 Day Weekend Meditation Retreat in Wild Portuguese West Coast

This weekend retreat is held on the west coast of Portugal, Alentejo. In a place of deep immersion with nature, its healing energies, and the peace within by the influence of the calm environment.

This format was built specially to escape from the city fast-paced life and involve yourself in an intense way of sharing and practicing in group various techniques to create, empower and guide you towards a more honest and fulfilling self.

The retreat will have activities such as meditation sessions, yoga sessions, nature walking, beach walking, and other group dynamics and practices, set up accordingly – all of it optional but very much recommended.

This retreat is build for people who want to immerse themself in deep self-inquiry by using easy, simple and welcoming meditation practices and exercises.

The place itself emanates incredible restorative energies, that just by sitting there in quietude the impact is mesmerizing.

All of this, with a very unpretentious, easy going, self responsible environment where you are mostly invited to join the group practices because you understand and want to allow yourself to rest from the daily life buzz and connect within.

LOCATION – This is a family home situated  on the west coast of Portugal, Alentejo. 5 minutes by car from the city Vila Nova de Mil Fontes, with daily buses arriving and leaving from LISBON, PORTO, and FARO. Once you get there you can jump on a taxi very soon you will be in this little paradise.

From lisbon:

WEATHER – The weather can get very warm in the summer, but since it’s by the ocean there’s always a fresh ocean breeze. So much that you might feel the need to have that light jacket on you during the night. Overall the temperatures and sun exposure are really nice, ideal for this type of activities.

FOOD – This is a family home, there’s no professional kitchen meaning that the food will be prepared as locally and homemade as possible.All will be vegetarian, you are welcome to bring your own and store it in the fridge.

ACCOMMODATION – Wild camping is available on the land surrounding the home. Renting camping gear and materials is available only upon prior reservation.

If you want to stay in a room walking distance from the house you can try book in this two places, monte da corça  or  naturarte rio

COST – Full non-early bird cost €154 – EARLY BIRD (until June 1st) €100. You can either secure your spot by mbway, bank transfer or by heading to Joao’s Vaz webshop here.

PROGRAM – There is a full on program, from 5 pm on Friday until 2 pm on Sunday. None of the activities are mandatory but all are recommended. During the free time slots, you can opt for other optional activities.

Day 1
  • Retreat & Group Introduction
  • Dinner
  • Group dynamics
  • Meditation
Day 2
  • Yoga Practice (optional)
  • Meditation practice
  • Breakfast
  • Group Satsanga – meditation principles
  • Lunch
  • Free time – other optional activities available
  • Yoga practice & meditation
  • Dinner
  • Group dynamics
  • Meditation
Day 3
  • Yoga Practice (optional)
  • Meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Group Satsanga – meditation life
  • Mindfulness lunch
  • Closing ceremony
  • Cleaning & leaving

INCLUDED – Sessions, snacks, tea and meals. Wild camping, toilet access and warm running water for outdoor showers. Group dynamics.

NOT INCLUDED – props (yoga mats, blankets, pillows, blocks), clothes – bring your own please – or rented it before hand with a notice period of 5 days before the retreat, inquire for more info.

SPECIAL NOTE – the capacity is for a small group of around 10 people max so make sure you reserve your spot as soon as possible.

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